• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Danny Granger out three weeks with left calf strain

By Matt Moore | NBA writer


Danny Granger is out three weeks.  (USATSI)
Danny Granger is dealing with other leg woes. (USATSI)

The Pacers announced Monday that forward Danny Granger, who played only five games last season with a knee injury, will miss three weeks with a left calf strain. The team stressed in the announcement that the decision is precautionary and not related to his knee which required multiple surgeries last season.

Granger suffered the injury in a preseason game vs. the Bulls on Oct. 18 and the team subsequently shut him down for the preseason. Last week they announced he would miss at least the first two games of the regular season.

Two seasons ago, when Granger played 62 games, he averaged 19 points and five rebounds. He was expected to provide a huge scoring boost to the Pacers, whether off the bench or as a starter. But now with him missing significant time, even with it not being related to the knee, you start to worry if he's ever going to be healthy enough to play consistently, at least this season. He was only cleared from recovery for last season's knee surgery a month ago. Maybe shutting him down now will let him reset the clock and get back to a healthy baseline. The Pacers have to hope so.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

October 22, 2014
Becky Hammon 'Paving the Way' (3:18)
1 October 20, 2014
NBA Western Conference Preview
(4:45)
2 October 17, 2014
Pete D'Alessandro joins Jim Rome
(5:04)
3 October 15, 2014
Jim Rome: Is Kobe Bryant overpaid?
(2:37)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now